Liberians approve of President George Weah but critical of government economic performance, survey shows

A majority of Liberians approve of President George Weah’s performance since he assumed office in January 2018 but rate the government poorly on economic management, a new Afrobarometer survey shows.

The president received the highest approval rating among political leaders in Liberia. A majority of citizens say he is doing a good job on national security, domestic policy, and foreign policy issues.

Citizens give the government a passing grade on providing infrastructure and basic services but failing marks for its economic performance and efforts to address the country’s most important problems.

The survey was conducted in June, about the time that an alarming depreciation of the Liberian dollar resulted in price hikes and worsening economic conditions in the country.